In this discourse presented to the GMS family at GATE Sandton, South Africa, Bradley covers
pertinent aspects of Building According to Divine Patterns.
The plans of God for mankind are displayed through divinely provided patterns. The design
and specifications given to Noah for the building of the ark, the design and specifications
given to Moses for the building of the tabernacle and the design and specifications given for
the building of the temple are just a few examples of patterns given by God to man for the
building of physical and tangible structures, but which carried deeper, eternal purposes and
All of the above culminated in Christ, the pattern son. Christ is also both the master builder
and the chief cornerstone. Everything that we build therefore as far as the Kingdom is
concerned, is to be built according to the divine pattern of Christ. This is known as having a
Christo-centric worldview.
Bradley introduces us to Bezalel and Oholiab (Exodus 31), two biblical characters who are
not often spoken about and remain largely unknown to many Christians, but who carried
within them the Spirit of God, wisdom, understanding, knowledge and all kinds of skills to
make artistic designs for the furnishings of the tabernacle. It is this spirit of ‘more
excellence’ that is required in the Church today.
You will be blessed and challenged by this enlightening message.